ERIC Number: ED296195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Health and Its Implications for Quality of Life for Bridgewater State College Students.
Bridgewater State Coll., MA.
An exploratory study was conducted to investigate the impact of health state on academic achievement, attrition, and quality of life satisfaction in a population of students at Bridgewater State College (Massachusetts). The study also explored the impact of specific health factors such as alienation, stress, and general physical/emotional health state on a given population at the college. Data were collected between May 1984 and September 1984 in a quality of life survey distributed to a randomly selected group of 575 graduate and undergraduate students. Analyses were conducted on data from the 43% of survey recipients who responded. Analysis of variance revealed that maturity alone had significant effects on health-related quality of life issues with younger students being more likely to fail academically and reporting more life pressures than older students. Female offspring of college-educated mothers showed significantly less academic achievement that those of high school educated mothers. A Chi square test of significance of data revealed that both recreational drug use and alcohol use patterns had a significant negative impact on health, reported stress levels, and academic achievement. Recommendations for further study as well as for specific interventions are presented on the basis of the findings. Included in the appendices, beside the survey instrument, is an annotated bibliography/reference list containing over 200 citations. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, College Students, Health, Higher Education, Life Satisfaction, Mothers, Parent Influence, Quality of Life, Sex Differences
Bridgewater State College Alumni Association, Rondileau Campus Center, Bridgewater, MA 02324 (1-19 copies $10.00 each; 20 or more copies $8.50 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bridgewater State Coll. Alumni Association, MA.
Authoring Institution: Bridgewater State Coll., MA.